There are many special moments it probably feels like you have to get just right, and the first dance – if you’re going with tradition and doing one – is likely pretty high on the list.
Whether you’ll be hitting the dance floor at the elegant Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, the airy and gorgeous Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe, the stunning Edgewood Tahoe, the unforgettable Landing Resort and Spa, the luxurious Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, a cruise on Lake Tahoe Cruises, or the shores of Zephyr Cove Resort you need just the right song to set the tone for your reception (not to mention your marriage!).
A few things you’ll want to consider are the speed you want to dance at (probably slow, but you never know!), the type of music you and your intended enjoy, and the underlying message of each song. What love song truly speaks to your relationship?
There are plenty of classic first dance songs to choose from, like Etta James’s At Last or In My Life by the Beatles, but here are five amazing first dance songs you may not have considered.
The Book of Love by Peter Gabriel
This is the perfect first dance song for the couple that isn’t afraid to poke fun at the trappings of love and romance … but deep down still want a sappy love song with a beautiful string orchestra behind it.
You Say It Best (When You Say Nothing At All) by Allison Krauss
For the country lovers out there, this sweet song speaks to everything that passes between a couple when not even a word is spoken. Ideal for the strong silent types.
If I Should Fall Behind by Bruce Springsteen
If you or your spouse-to-be is a lover of classic rock, this Springsteen pick from Lucky Town may be just what you need. Now everyone dreams of a love lasting and true/But you and I know what this world can do/So let’s make our steps clear that the other may see/And I’ll wait for you/If I should fall behind/Wait for me.
Heartbeats by Jose Gonzalez
Jose Gonzalez’s acoustic cover of Heartbeats makes for a deceptively haunting first dance song, the kind of song that will stay with you long after it’s stopped playing. Perfect for creating everlasting memories.
Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
Okay, fine, you’ll probably find this song on every other list of best first dance songs, but sometimes there’s no reason to mess with a classic. As the song itself says: Like a river flows surely to the sea/Darling, so it goes/Some things are meant to be.
One of the best parts of any wedding is getting a glimpse into the love of a couple by hearing the song they’ve chosen for their first dance. What’s your pick for a first dance song? Let us know in the comments!
Now envision dancing the night away to one of these songs with your spouse in beautiful Tahoe South!